Wales is suspending and reviewing its roadbuilding programme and Scotland has committed to 20 per cent traffic reduction by 2030, so why is the government still pursuing a 20th century roads programme in England? It’s costing billions of pounds and driving us backwards on climate change and traffic reduction?

This was the subject of a recent event organised by Green Alliance, Campaign for Better Transport, and Transport Action Network (TAN). I outlined the impacts of England’s roadbuilding plans, and the growing resistance to them and we also heard from the Welsh Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters.